Afternoon Receptions And AWM Poster Session

The afternoon was off to a good start for the blogging team. We started at the MAA Project NExT reception to celebrate 25 years of Project NeXt. We met fellow NExTers and got some valuable lessons on networking etiquette from NExT director David Kung and current AMS Congressional Fellow James Ricci. Apparently one should always say “nice to see you” rather than “nice to meet you” just in case, and you should always hold your drink in the left hand to avoid the dreaded clammy handshake (a piece of advice that I apparently failed to internalize).

Your faithful bloggers take an afternoon respite at the MAA Project NExT champagne and cake reception.

After the reception I headed over to the AWM Poster Session in the Pratt Street Lobby. Graduate students were presenting their research and judges were around to select the best poster (stay tuned for the results). What follows are a handful of photos from the event.

Maria Fox, Boston College, presents her work on the GL_4 Rapaport-Zink space.

Manami Roy, University of Oklahoma, presents her poster on paramodular forms connected with elliptic curves.

Lisa Kaylor, Wesleyan University, explains her work on quaternary lattices .

The AWM Poster Session at sunset.

Mingling with my fellow woman in math (and woman in number theory!) Michelle Manes.

Looking forward to another day of talks, conversations, and receptions tomorrow! Some of the event that I’m especially looking forward to are:

  • AMS Invited Address from Lilian Pierce, On torsion subgroups in class groups of number fields, 9:00 a.m. -9:50 a.m., Ballrooms I & II, 400 Level, BCC.
  • MAA Interactive Lecture for Students and Teachers from Ben Orlin, Tic-Tac-Toe (or, What is Mathematics?), 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Room 309/310, BCC
  • MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture from Cathy O’neil, Big data, inequality, and democracy, 3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m., Ballrooms I & II, 400 Level, BCC.

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